Pharma stocks crater as investors brace for litigation charges

Shares of GSK, Sanofi and Haleon all sold off sharply this week, shedding tens of billions in market value, amid investor fear over potential US litigation charges focused on popular heartburn drug Zantac. This has been a known issue bubbling in the background for years but investor concern exploded this week in the lead-up to … Read more

The sweet family chemistry behind Spinnaker Chocolate

Few things have the near-universal appeal of chocolate. “Everyone has their own relationship with chocolate. For example, my wife likes to sneak into the pantry and eat a little piece of chocolate. Other people like to sit down and share a bar,” said Kelly Van Arsdale. Van Arsdale would know. He co-founded Spinnaker Chocolate with … Read more

China-linked wildlife poaching and trafficking in Mexico

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Wildlife trafficking from Mexico to China receives little international attention, but it is growing, compounding the threats to Mexican biodiversity posed by preexisting poaching for other markets, including the United States. Since Mexican criminal groups often control extensive territories in Mexico which become no-go-zones for government officials and environmental defenders, visibility into the … Read more

NASA, Russian space agency sign deal to share space station flights

The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild waves farewell as she boards the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrew Shelepin | GCTC | Roscosmos | via Reuters NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a long-sought agreement to integrate flights to … Read more

Hunters are swarming the Florida Everglades for the annual python challenge. The state says it’s vital to save the ecosystem | zoology

Deer, raccoons, possums and fox once flocked the area of ​​the Everglades National Park in south Florida. Nowadays, you’re lucky if you spot one mammal in the area, according to wildlife experts. Who’s to blame for this decline in wildlife? The invasive species known as Burmese pythons. To help combat this problem for Florida’s ecosystem, … Read more

Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency | medicine

The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare … Read more

Vabbing: What is the latest TikTok craze and will it help my dating life?

‘Vabbing’ is the latest trend on TikTok. If you’ve not heard of it already, apologies for bringing it into your lives. For the uninitiated, ‘vabbing’ is the portmanteau of ‘vagina’ and ‘dabbing’, and refers to people using vaginal fluid as perfume. The idea came from TikToker Mandy Lee, who insisted it increased her success in … Read more

Kentucky governor: Death toll from flooding rises to 25

Kentucky’s governor said it could take weeks to find all the victims of flash flooding that killed at least 25 people when torrential rains swamped towns across Appalachia. Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday that the numbers of victims would likely rise significantly as a result of record flash flooding over the past several days. “This … Read more

This Female Surgeon Teaches How To Win In Business (And Medicine)

On November 6, 1847, Elizabeth Blackwell arrived in Geneva, New York to attend Geneva Medical College. In doing so, she became the first woman to attend medical school in the United States. She had applied to and been rejected from countless other medical schools, and it turns out that Geneva Medical School only accepted her … Read more

The Russian Invasion Touches Outer Space

This week, as Russia unleashed a violent assault on Ukraine, the director of Russia’s space agency went on a rant. After President Joe Biden announced on Thursday new sanctions against Russia that would, among other effects, “degrade their aerospace industry, including their space program,” Dmitry Rogozin responded with a series of tweet about the International … Read more